Special Session A-14
Multifunctional Smart Materials for Energy Harvesting
Invited Speakers

Session organizers:
Prof. Yoon-Bong Hahn, Chonbuk National University, Korea
Prof. S.R.P. Silva, University of Surrey, UK

Due to the soaring global demand of environment friendly energy, the development of new types of energy-harvesting devices has been driven strongly. Recently, there has been interest in utilization of quantum dots, nanoparticles, nanowires or nanorods, nanonetworks, metal nanoparticles for surface Plasmonic effect, p-type materials for tandem cell structures and dye-sensitized solar cells, etc. Main issues have been focused on smart multifunctional materials and their applications for high-efficient and cost-effective photovoltaic cells and self-power generators. This special session will bring experts together from the different fields of state-of-art technologies of energy harvesting, which will foster the scientific exchange and collaboration. This session will welcome contributed papers related to the following topics (but not limited to):

A-14.1 - Smart Materials for high efficiency solar cells
  • Materials for quantum dot solar cells
  • Materials for dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Materials for organic and hybrid solar cells
  • Structured materials for high efficient Si-based solar cells
  • Electrode materials for high efficiency solar cells
A-14.2 - Smart Materials for self-power generators
  • Nanomaterials for self-power generators
  • Piezoelectric-semiconducting coupled materials for self-power generators
  • Flexible self-power generators and their applications
A-14.3 - Interfacial characterization
  • Characterization of organic/inorganic materials for hybrid solar cells
  • Characterization of hybrid materials for self-power generators
  • Hybrid nanostructures for energy-harvesting devices